By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Some Policemen attached to the Criminal Investigation Department in Osogbo, Osun state on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 arrested a popular Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe for having a police cap in her car.
The actress was arrested alongside her driver and two other ladies said to be her assistants.
Aigbe, while being driven by a young man at around 4:20pm in a Honda End of Discussion car was chased by the policemen after sighting the police cap in the gold-coloured vehicle.
Eventually, the Yoruba film actress was stopped at the popular Olaiya junction in Osogbo while her car was thoroughly searched by the policemen who shot sporadically in the air.
When Aigbe was ordered to step out of the car, she obliged the policemen as her appearance commanded a huge crowd who struggled to catch a glimpse of her face as she was been quizzed by the policemen numbering four.
The actress’s vehicle papers and phones were demanded and seized by the policemen as the crowd booed the policemen and asked the Aigbe be allowed to go unhindered.
Amid protests by the crowd against the stoppage of the actress, it was gathered that Aigbe had told the policemen that the car belonged to her husband, whom she immediately put a call to before one of the policemen spoke with the person she telephoned.
Our correspondent learnt that Aigbe’s husband had appealed to the policeman to allow the apparently perturbed actress to go, an appeal the policemen granted.
To this end, the seized vehicle papers and an i-pad belonging to Aigbe were returned to her as she tongue-lashed them warning them to desist from arresting people unnecessarily.
The Policemen were said to have called their station for reinforcement.
Before Aigbe and two other ladies that were inside the car with her could struggle out of the crowd that thronged her, a team of another policemen from CID stormed the area shooting sporadically into thin air in order to disperse the crowd.
These scary shootings caused pandemonium in the area as the crowd and passersby scampered for safety. Our correspondent sighted the policemen picking the bullet cans after each shot.
The policemen then ordered Aigbe to enter her vehicle while her driver was dragged out of Aigbe’s car and taken to the Police van.
Mercy Aigbe, two other ladies with her and her driver were whisked away by the policemen as the re-grouped crowd booed them.
When contacted on the telephone, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folasade Odoro said she was not aware of the development.
By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo